Shaun Hill

Bridgewater's Injury Puts Vikings' Season In Turmoil

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — About 21/2 hours after quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was taken from the practice field to a nearby hospital with a significant left knee injury, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer tried to straddle the line between expressing concern for a beloved teammate and confidence in the rest of a team that entered training camp with designs on a Super Bowl run.

And while Zimmer tried on multiple occasions to leave the door open in case test results on Bridgewater's knee came back better than expected, the straight-talking coach couldn't hide the fact that the organization was bracing for the worst.

When asked if he had any hope for Bridgewater returning this...